Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 2

Part 2 Of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.

You can see Part 1 here.

 Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey.  To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!

In her sixth post Lynne takes time to further get to know her characters and work out some issues with the previous sketches. Who knew a dog’s head wouldn’t fit inside a trumpet.

In her seventh post Lynne continues to tighten her sketches and work out design issues.

In her eighth post Lynne wrangles her favorite portion of the book, the scenes with the dog, Sparky. Let’s see how he handles dance class.

In her ninth post Lynne shows us even more roughs and tights. Letting us know that she doesn’t approach the book from front to back, rather she goes to the images that have the most emotional pull for her. She also discusses making composition work in her images.

In her tenth post  Lynne jumps into the third spread of her book and describes how her editor helps her flesh out the text and descriptions of her book.

We’ll be posting the next few steps on Wednesday or you can hop over to Lynne’s blog and investigate for yourself!



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